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Joe Shaughnessy: 'Too early in the season to be worrying'

Joe Shaughnessy: 'Too early in the season to be worrying'
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The Buddies are currently bottom of the Premiership but are only four points adrift of fifth-placed Kilmarnock.

Joe Shaughnessy's experience gives him confidence that St Mirren will turn their fortunes around.

The Buddies have lost five games in succession and sit bottom of the Premiership ahead of their trip to Aberdeen on Friday night, although they are behind Hamilton and St Johnstone on just goal difference and only four points behind fifth-placed Kilmarnock.

As one of the senior players at the Paisley club, Shaughnessy, 28, who started his career at the Dons in 2009, will play his part in ensuring Saints get up the table.

The Irishman said: "It is much too early in the season to be worrying. I see the quality every day in training. It is there, it is just a case of getting out of this run and I am sure the quality will show.

"There is enough experience in the squad. I have been in a run like this before, it is probably up to the lads that have been there before to keep everyone's heads up and keep positive and make sure everyone is training the right way.

"We know it will turn around, we just have to put the work in to do it. I have been around long enough to know you are not going to win every game in football.

"You are going to go through these little spells. It is just important that you stay positive and keep everyone pulling together.

"We know what we have to do to get out of it. It's just a case of getting our heads down and get working through it."

Shaughnessy looks forward to returning to Aberdeen where he played for six years.

He said: "I enjoy going up there. I enjoyed my time there. I still know a few of the staff and players that are there.

"It is a nice place to go and it will make it sweeter to go there and get a result.

"They have done what they have done the last five or six years, they pick up results along the way.

"We know it is going to be a tough game up there but there is no reason we can't go and get a result.

"A Friday night in Aberdeen is not easy. To go and get a result could give us a kick start."

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

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· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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